From romantic spring flower festivals to various unique local festivals, the month of May in Korea is filled with plenty of wonderful festivals.

Check out all ongoing and upcoming festivals and events for May 2024 in South Korea and find the perfect fest with our festival guide!


  1. Taean Tulip Festival
  2. Garden of Morning Calm Spring Flower Festival
  3. Boseong Green Tea Festival
  4. Goyang International Flower Festival
  5. Damyang Bamboo Festival
  6. SEOUL FESTA 2024 
  7. Baeksang Arts Awards 2024
  8. Incheon Chicken & Beer (Chimaek) K-Pop Party
  9. Pohang International Fireworks Festival
  10. Hwangmaesan Mountain Royal Azalea Festival
  11. Hueree Hydrangea Festival
  12. Gyeongbokgung Palace Starlight Tour
  13. Busan Lotus Lantern Festival
  14. Hampyeong Butterfly Festival
  15. Hadong Wild Tea Culture Festival
  16. Miryang Arirang Festival
  17. Namwon Chunhyang Festival
  18. Gochang Green Barley Field Festival

1. Taean Tulip Festival



  • Date: Apr 12 ~ May 7, 2024
  • Location: Taean County, Chungcheongnam-do Province (western part of Korea)

Immerse yourself in 1.5 million tulips and other spring flowers!

Recognized as one of the World’s Top 5 Tulip Festivals by the World Tulip Summit Society (WTSS), the Taean Tulip Festival is by far the largest in South Korea. While you can appreciate the beautiful tulips and spring flowers during the day, you can enjoy a fantastic array of impressive light displays at night!

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2. Garden of Morning Calm Spring Flower Festival



  • Date: Apr 19 ~ May 26, 2024
  • Location: Gapyeong County, Gyeonggi-do Province (mid-western part of Korea)

Come and see the stunning gardens of colorful spring flowers at the Garden of Morning Calm, which is one of the most beloved gardens that offer fantastic flowers all year round.

If you’re planning a nice spring day out to Gapyeong County, visit Nami Island, Petite France, Strawberry Farm, and/or Rail Park as well as the Garden of Morning Calm. Since the attractions are located close to each other, you can easily add a few more to your day trip itinerary.

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3. Boseong Green Tea Festival



  • Date: May 3 ~ May 7, 2024
  • Location: Boseong County, Jeollanam-do Province (southwestern part of Korea)

Prepare to be stunned by the endless stretches of green tea fields covering the entire hillside of Boseong Green Tea Plantation! Selected as one of the “31 Beautiful Sights on This Incredible Planet” by CNN, this breathtaking natural scenery awaits you at the Boseong Green Tea Festival.

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4. Goyang International Flower Festival



  • Date: Apr 26 ~ May 12, 2024
  • Location: Goyang, Gyeonggi-do Province (mid-western part of Korea)

Goyang International Flower Festival (International Horticulture Goyang Korea) is one of the largest flower exhibitions in the world. This year, more than 200 teams from 25 countries will showcase their special flowers. It is a great chance to watch the award-winning flower decoration and see the highlight of the festival, which is the grand outdoor gardens.

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5. Damyang Bamboo Festival



  • Date: May 11 ~ 15, 2024
  • Location: Damyang, Jeollanam-do Province (south-western part of Korea)

Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) is the best spot in Damyang to enjoy the bamboo forest. At Damyang Bamboo Festival, you can celebrate what bamboo can bring to the table as well as interact with beautiful nature. Afterward, you will get to walk along the Metasequoia Road, breathing the fresh air, and head down to the Meta Provence where you will come across a cute French-inspired village.

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6. SEOUL FESTA 2024



  • Date: May 1 ~ 6, 2024
  • Location: Seoul Plaza (City Hall Station Exit 5)
  • Line-up: ZEROBASEONE, H1-KEY, THE BOYZ, NMIXX, Chungha, Lee Mu-jin, LA POEM & more

Experience the excitement of SEOUL FESTA 2024, one of the biggest festivals organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government during the beautiful spring season. This festival features a variety of thrilling events, including the opening of a K-pop concert and experience zones at Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square. You can watch K-pop artists performing on the stage at the Opening K-pop Concert on May 1st!

| Check out more details of the event here.

7. Baeksang Arts Awards 2024



  • Date: May 7, 2024
  • Location: Coex Hall D
  • Nomination List: Kim Soo Hyun, Namgoong Min, Ryu Seung Ryong, Yoo Yeon Seok, Im Siwan, Lim Ji Yeon, Ra Mi Ran, Ahn Eun Jin, Uhm Jung Hwa, Honey Lee & many more

Baeksang Arts Awards is one of South Korea’s most prestigious entertainment events to recognize outstanding achievements in Korean film, television, and theater. This year’s nominees have been announced, showcasing the best of television shows, OTT programs, and films released between April 1st, 2023, and March 31st, 2024.

| Check out more details of the event here.

8. Incheon Chicken & Beer (Chimaek) K-Pop Party



  • Date: May 25, 2024
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm
  • Location: Incheon Sangsang Platform
  • Line-up: Park Da Hye, The One, and more

The McGang Chimaek Party is your opportunity to explore the new Inspire Arena, experience riding in a unique 19th-century-inspired electric car, and watch K-pop performances all while enjoying fresh fried chicken and beer or soda. There will even be a drone show prepared to top off the night, making this one party you won’t want to miss!

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9. Pohang International Fireworks Festival


 


  • Date: May 31 ~ Jun 2, 2024
  • Location: Pohang, Gyeongbuk

Known as the “City of Light and Fire,” the coastal city of Pohang will host its annual Pohang International Fireworks Festival where the spectacular fireworks display over Yeongildae Beach will be showcased every night during the festival period.

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10. Hwangmaesan Mountain Royal Azalea Festival



  • Date: Apr 27 ~ May 12, 2024
  • Location: Mt. Hwangmaesan, Gyeongsangnam-do Province

Hwangmaesan Mountain Royal Azalea Festival is an annual festival held at Hwangmaesan County Park. Come admire the Korean native royal azalea. You will be amazed by the beautiful scenery of thousands of royal azaleas covering the mountain.  Also, CNN chose the festival as one of the ’50 Beautiful Places to Visit in Korea’. Don’t you want to pay a visit here?

11. Hueree Hydrangea Festival



  • Date: Apr 5 ~ Jun 16, 2024
  • Location: Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

The Hueree Hydrangea Festival is also a festival that comes about every year. From greenhouses to gardens filled with pink-tinged hydrangea flowers, there’s much for the eyes to see and enjoy. Going on until mid-June, it’s definitely a must-visit if you’re in Jeju.

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12. Gyeongbokgung Palace Starlight Tour



  • Date: Apr 3 ~ May 4, 2024
  • Location: Jongno-gu, Seoul

Probably the best time to visit Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Gyeongbokgung Palace Starlight Tour offers a magnificent experience under the stars. Take a step back into the past and appreciate the various surprises that await you such as the Korean classical music performance.

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13. Busan Lotus Lantern Festival



  • Date: Apr 26 ~ May 12, 2024
  • Location: Busanjin-gu, Busan

A most illuminating festival that takes place every year – the Busan Lotus Lantern Festival. Dozens of lotus lanterns of different shapes and sizes are lit up and put on display, to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. Nonetheless, these spectacular lights attract thousands of spectators every year regardless of their religious beliefs.

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14. Hampyeong Butterfly Festival



  • Date: Apr 26 ~ May 6, 2024
  • Location: Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do Province

A wonderful experience to get close to butterflies, insects, and flowers. The Hampyeong Butterfly Festival offers a wide range of exciting programs about the various species of butterflies, perfect for those who love being out in nature!

15. Hadong Wild Tea Culture Festival



  • Date: May 11 ~ May 15, 2024
  • Location: Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do Province

Hadong, a county on the far-west side of Gyeongsangnam-do Province, holds some of the oldest tea history and traditions in Korea. Learn and experience first-hand the tea culture at Hadong Wild Tea Culture Festival – a must for tea lovers!

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16. Miryang Arirang Festival



  • Date: May 23 ~ 26, 2024
  • Location: Miryang-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Province

The Miryang Arirang Festival celebrates and promotes the Miryang style of Arirang which is a national folk song. With the first festival held in 1957, it holds great historical importance in promoting Miryang and Arirang.

17. Namwon Chunhyang Festival



  • Date: May 10 ~ 16, 2024
  • Location: Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do Province

The Namwon Chunhyang Festival has its roots in the love between Chungyang and Lee Mongryong, a famous Korean love story. With it being the 94th Chungyang Festival this year, this festival too holds a great deal of cultural and historical importance.

18. Gochang Green Barley Field Festival



  • Date: Apr 20 ~ May 12, 2024
  • Location: Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do Province

Held every April, the Gochang Green Barley Field Festival takes place in the beautiful lush green fields of the Gochang region. There are also various activities prepared so you can have a truly unique experience. How about making your own flute of barley?


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  • Gyeongbokgung Palace Official Website
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  • Miryang Arirang Festival Official Website

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